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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Marietta Museum of History Hosts The A. G. Spalding Museum®: “An American Sports Empire”

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June 3, 2019

CONTACT: Amy Reed 

areed@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5719

MARIETTA - The Marietta Museum of History is excited to present The A.G. Spalding Museum®: “An American Sports Empire.” This special exhibit highlights an impressive private collection of sports memorabilia showcasing A. G. Spalding, his company and early American sports’ history. Not only was A.G. Spalding the master of a sporting goods empire, he was also a professional athlete, sportsman and marketing genius. Spalding memorabilia on display include items from early baseball, football, golf, fishing, cycling, and basketball history. Spalding is currently celebrating the 125th anniversary of their “official” basketball!

Exhibit highlights include vintage sports uniforms and equipment, and “Babe” Ruth’s 1935 Boston Braves cap! Other items highlight Cobb County’s own, Atlanta Braves’ history including a 1970 Braves uniform top, 1958 World Series bunting and Boston Red Stockings items! 

THE A. G. SPALDING MUSEUM®:"AN AMERICAN SPORTS EMPIRE" The SPALDING, A. G. SPALDING MUSEUM and related trademarks are used under license from Russell Brands, LLC

When: May 30th, 2019 through November 2, 2019 

Where: Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: Included with regular museum admission  

The Marietta Museum of History uses ordinary objects to tell the extraordinary stories of Marietta and Cobb County's rich history and culture. Galleries and exhibits cover topics such as military history, home life throughout the centuries, technology and local businesses from our past. 

The Marietta Museum of History is open Monday-Saturday, 10am till 4pm (check website for holiday closings)

Admission is $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and Students, 5 and under are free

To learn more about the Marietta Museum of History, visit us at www.MariettaHistory.org


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